How Much Does an Interior Designer Charge in India ?
Interior designing by a professional designer is expensive and is beyond the common man’s budget is a myth. Getting your home’s interior decor done by a professional is something we all strive for but hesitate to approach as we all believe that it is an expensive affair and are plagued with skepticism about one thing — how much would it cost to get the interior décor done by a professional interior designer?
Swami interiors, the best residential interior designers in Mumbai alleviates all doubts one may have regarding the cost.
Scope of Work
While some designers take up only the designing, some assist clients in selecting furniture and decor as well. If you are looking for a hassle-free experience, then search for a professional residential interior designer in Mumbai who can take care of the entire project right from procurement of furniture and decor, carpentry, installations, false ceilings, flooring and painting.
Pricing structure for interior designing
Though interior designers usually charge a lump sum fee, other cost arrangements can be planned to suit client needs. Designers can also provide you with a project linked plan where the designers agree to accept payment as per the progress of the project. The various pricing methods are.
Per square feet
Based on the area and individual requirements, the pricing can start from ₹15 per square feet, however there is no set upper limit as the pricing depends upon the services and the quality of furniture and furnishings. if you’re looking for an ethnic look, then the possibility of the cost going up is huge as antiques are costly compared to the ones easily available. Hence, it is advisable to clearly mention you requirements and estimated budget so that the interior designers can come up with a customized plan that suits your requirements and budget too.
Overall cost percentage pricing
The designers calculates the total price of the project including products and services and charge approximately 8% to 15% of the total cost as designer fee. This can hike to 20% depending upon the level of expertise and design involved.
Product markup pricing
Under the product markup pricing method, the designer charges a premium on every purchase made for the purpose of interior designing. For example, if certain furniture costs around ₹18000, the designer may charge ₹20000 for the same.. The premium can vary owing to individual project requirements.
Lump sum pricing
Lump sum pricing refers to the pricing method where the designer gives the client a certain amount that they would charge for accomplishing the project. This is usually calculated according to project requirements and designer’s discretion. It can either be a certain percentage of the total project cost or per square feet cost. In such cases, it is called the designer fee and has no transparency as to how this has been calculated.
Interior designing is a time-consuming project and involves too much planning and several site visits. Additional charges need to be paid to the designers for:
Site visits: Usually the initial 3-4 visits might be included in the fee, all other site visits can cost approximately ₹2000 per visit.
Iteration Charges: If there are ample changes to be made several times, designers may charge a fee. Usually, 3 to 4 iterations are done without any additional charge, however, anything more shall be chargeable. You need to check with your designers before you ask for alterations in the designs.
Design-only Cost: If you need assistance only with the designs, the designer can charge around ₹20,000 to 50,000 for placement of furniture and ideas. For a three-dimensional (3D) view, the cost can hike up to ₹75,000-₹1.5 lakh. Some designers charge on per room view, which varies from ₹4,000-6,000 per view.
Site Supervision Cost: Three is an extra charge involved if the designer is to supervise the installations and carpentry, the pricing for which solely depends on a certain percentage of the total project cost.
Swami Interiors believes in transparency with no hidden costs. The cost you pay to us is inclusive of furniture and products, design and management fee, charges for services, delivery and installation, and taxes and a flat 8% as design and management fee to compensate for the designer’s time spent on the project.
Here's a in detail article about how to choose an interior design company
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